Winter skills films series one: The Basics

Posted by Carey Davies on 22/11/2018
Watch and learn from the winter pros.

Confused by crampons? Hacked off by axes? Afraid of avalanches? In association with the Association of Mountain Instructors, Lowe Alpine and DMM, BMC TV presents four series of winter skills films to help you get it white.

The hills in their snowy winter garb are beautiful and exciting, but they also pose hazards you don’t have to contend with in more clement conditions.

So how do you deal with sub-zero temperatures, slopes of hard névé, cornices, avalanche hazards or whiteouts? There is no substitute for having skills and knowledge imparted face-to-face by an experienced instructor, but we all need a refresher from time to time. 

To help you reinforce your skills, we've teamed up with the Association of Mountain Instructors (AMI), Lowe Alpine and DMM to produce four series of instructional winter videos.

Filmed in harsh winter conditions, they feature AMI instructors taking you through a raft of winter skills, from matching up boots and crampons to technical ice climbing. 

Watch, learn, and above all, have fun!

WATCH: Winter skills series two: the basics part deux

WATCH: Winter skills series three: climbing grade I/II

WATCH: Winter skills series four: grade III

Or watch them all in our YouTube winter playlist

Winter skills series one

WATCH: Choosing winter boots and crampons on BMC TV

WATCH: Kit: what's different in winter, on BMC TV

WATCH: How to choose an ice axe, on BMC TV

WATCH: How to carry an ice axe, on BMC TV

WATCH: Conditions and weather, on BMC TV

WATCH: Route choice: what's different in winter, on BMC TV

WATCH: Kicking steps and an introduction to self-arrest, on BMC TV

WATCH: Winter navigation tips, on BMC TV

WATCH: Travelling in the winter hills, on BMC TV

Check out our Essential Winter Know How here


Take your winter adventure skills to the next level with #MakeWinterCount.

These popular events are back to help you stride out into the winter hills and mountains with confidence. We will be running three events this year, with in person evenings in London on 29th November and Manchester on 30th November, and a virtual event on Zoom on 1st December.

This event is brilliant for anyone who wants to learn more about winter hill and mountain skills. You'll go from bumbling about to striding with confidence to the summit after you've gained all the knowledge from our experts Sam Leary and Mick Jones.

🎟️ Book your ticket 🎟️

Event content

The evening will cover everything the new winter adventurer could possibly need including:

  • What to wear
  • Planning your day
  • Reading the weather
  • Packing a rucksack
  • Boots, crampons & axes
  • Avalanche awareness

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